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Dynamo Rainbow Shower Head by Cristina

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Dynamo Rainbow Shower Head by Cristina

Italian brand Cristina has found a way to make a morning shower something of a theater piece, by introducing a shower fixture that rains down a stream of rainbow-hued droplets. The Dynamo Rainbow shower—the latest iteration of the company’s original elegant and LED-imbued Dynamo model—is, like the original version, equipped with a circle — Continue reading

Sketch Lighting Collection by Studio Beam

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Sketch Lighting Collection by Studio Beam

Calling it a “a divine purified experience of pure structural contour,” Tel Aviv-based Studio Beam has released a collection of lighting models comprised entirely of steel wire forms. The Sketch Collection is a suite of pendant and wall lamps comprised of 5 different lamp shades, each expertly created by hand-shaping and soldering steel wire elements into vaguely exotic linear — Continue reading

Art & Craft: Plywood Print Stools from Piet Hein Eek & Rijksmuseum

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting
Art & Craft: Plywood Print Stools from Piet Hein Eek & Rijksmuseum

Art and craft collide, quite literally, in the first non-wallpaper product series from the Dutch design lab NLXL. Designer Piet Hein Eek, whose Scrapwood Wallpaper collection for NLXL marked a watershed moment for the company, has completed a suite of plywood stools imbued with iconic images of art from the permanent collection of Holland’s — Continue reading

Midnight Modern: Palm Springs Architecture, Bathed in Moonlight

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Midnight Modern: Palm Springs Architecture, Bathed in Moonlight

Modern architecture may be most celebrated for its sun-drenched interiors, but darkness brings its own particular esthetic pleasures (why, we’ve dedicated a whole Pinterest board to the topic). Ask Australian photographer Tom Blachford, who crossed the pacific to document Palm Springs’ famous trove of Mid Century houses far from the blinding desert sun—and under the — Continue reading

Illustrator Kustaa Saksi Debuts in Marimekko’s 2015 Collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Illustrator Kustaa Saksi Debuts in Marimekko’s 2015 Collection

Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi, who is best known for his layered, richly detailed visual narratives, stars in Marimekko’s 2015 Home collection, having contributed two vivid aquatic motifs to the textile house’s latest fabric selections. Saksi’s multicolored Merivuokko (anemone) and monochromatic Meriheinä (seagrass) designs—both of which will be presented in several colorways, and applied to the Finnish brand’s home — Continue reading

Ama Light Installaton by Michael Anastassiades and FLOS

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting
Ama Light Installaton by Michael Anastassiades and FLOS

A recent collaboration between the London-based Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades and Italian lighting company FLOS yielded a ravishing light installation at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Ama—a poetically beautiful art piece comprised of opaline spheres, and arranged in a circle uncannily resembling a giant string of pearls—was conceived by the designer as an homage to the Ama women — Continue reading

Blu Dot Sale: Save 20% Oct 18 – Nov 9

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Blu Dot Sale: Save 20% Oct 18 – Nov 9

Blu Dot, already well-known for its smart, well crafted, and accessibly-priced range of modern furniture, lighting, storage solutions, and decorative home products, is now on sale at a whopping 20% off. Beginning today, and continuing through November 9th, save on Blu Dot’s collection of tailored modern sofas, streamlined modern desks, inventive chairs, and — Continue reading

Adjustable Table Trestle by Mark Braun Studio

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Adjustable Table Trestle by Mark Braun Studio

Germany’s Mark Braun Studio has created a table trestle for German brand Thonet that can support a tabletop whether used as a single element or in a paired configuration. The m01 Trestle has a unique tubular steel profile consisting of 3 legs and two distinctive non-parallel horizontal bars that echo the frame of a — Continue reading

Philippe Starck’s Prefab PATH House Is Completed

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Philippe Starck’s Prefab PATH House Is Completed

An eco-sensitive pre fabricated house designed by Philippe Starck—which made the trade show rounds in 2013—has been fully constructed on the outskirts of Paris. PATH (Prefabricated Accessible Technology Homes), the acronym assigned this prototype, brings to life Stark’s dream of a “deeply modern” and environmentally responsible prefabricated house, one that can conceivably — Continue reading

Last Day to Save on Axo Light, Cerno, LZF, Marset

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Last Day to Save on Axo Light, Cerno, LZF, Marset

Our October Lighting Sales last through the end of the month, but today presents a final opportunity to save on a select number of brands. Discounts on Axo Light, Cerno, LZF, and Marset conclude today, so take advantage of reduced prices on modern lighting designs by these stellar international brands. Shop our entire collection — Continue reading

Native Tile Collection by Commune Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Native Tile Collection by Commune Design

L.A. design studio Commune Design has launched a floor tile collection which takes its inspiration from common elements discovered in Scandinavian and Native American textile motifs. The Native Tile Collection, created for the flooring brand Exquisite Surfaces, consists of four geometric patterns—Navajo, Zuni, Malmo, and Stockholm—each rendered in black and white, thereby easily underscoring the esthetic similarities between — Continue reading

Rhythm Tableware by Belgium’s Fou de Feu

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Rhythm Tableware by Belgium’s Fou de Feu

Belgian designer Veerle Van Overloop has introduced a suite of tableware under her Fou de Feu ceramic studio label, and it’s an exquisitely curated collection of items aimed at true minimalists. Comprised of plates, cups, spoons, table mats and cutting boards, offered in a range of graduated sizes, the Rhythm collection is distinct for the graceful teardrop — Continue reading

Tiny Glass Architecture by Dechem Studio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Tiny Glass Architecture by Dechem Studio

“We tell stories in bohemian glass,” is the tag line of Dechem, the Prague-based design studio that has made hand cut glass its material of choice. Founded by young designers Michaela Tomišková and Jakub Janďourek, Dechem’s primary offerings are a collection of unusual, purely decorative architectural objects—houses, trees, church steeples, a mountain—each — Continue reading

Moroccan Modern: Marrakech’s Riad Mena

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Moroccan Modern: Marrakech’s Riad Mena

Casablanca aside, Morocco without color is an anomaly. Reds, saffrons, and cobalt blues spring with abandon from labyrinthine alleyways and luxury hotels alike, presenting an endless stream of breathtakingly color-filled vignettes for traveling esthetes. Enter the anomaly: Riad Mena, a new 6-room hotel in the center of Marrakech, which blithely makes its trademark a judicious — Continue reading

New Arrivals: Cielo Chandeliers by Pablo

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Arrivals: Cielo Chandeliers by Pablo

The San Francisco lighting company Pablo has distinguished itself with a range of lighting models defined by flat panel LED technology, exceedingly elegant profiles, and refreshingly accessible prices. New arrivals at 2Modern include the Pablo Cielo Chandelier collection, which features arrangements of the original Cielo pendant light, suspended at varying heights in clusters — Continue reading

It’s a Month! Giant 2015 Calendar

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
It’s a Month! Giant 2015 Calendar

While it’s true that, for graphic design buffs, Massimo Vignelli’s Stendig calendar will always remain the original BIG calendar by which all big calendars must be judged, kudos to Brooklyn designer Dave Dawson for giving the outsized calendar a go with his It’s a Month! Giant Calendar—for which he hopes to secure Kickstarter funding. Like — Continue reading

Artek Annual Sale: Save 15% October 9-25

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Artek Annual Sale: Save 15% October 9-25

Design enthusiasts have a rare chance to own a piece of history with Artek’s first annual sale, beginning today, through October 25th. The venerable Finnish brand, founded by architect Alvar Aalto in 1935, has remained true to Aalto’s vision of a more ‘humanistic’ approach to modernism, overseeing a catalog of Mid-Century — Continue reading

Country Living: A Modest Australian Retreat

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Country Living: A Modest Australian Retreat

Country houses, by definition, are expected to be a safe distance from the bustle of urban life—but not, typically, in another hemisphere altogether. The owner of this pristine, if modest, house on a remote stretch of property outside Sydney, Australia, spends most of his time in Europe, but was seduced enough by a visit — Continue reading

New & Exclusive to 2Modern: Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New & Exclusive to 2Modern: Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

We’re happy to announce that the striking modern designs from Kinder GROUND that wowed us earlier this year at ICFF, are now part of 2Modern’s offerings. A New York based design studio, Kinder GROUND has invented a modular system for floor coverings that gives any room—be it nursery, family room, or home office—the kind of esthetic lift one usually expects from a full-throttle interior — Continue reading

Echoes of Eames: Afterroom Coat Hanger

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Echoes of Eames: Afterroom Coat Hanger

The Stockholm-based design studio Afterroom has introduced a wall-mounted coat hanger that echoes Modernism’s most famous hanging device: Charles and Ray Eames’ iconic Hang-It-All. Calling it a hanger that “heritages simplicity and rational thinking from modernism,” the Afterroom Coat Hanger, created for Danish brand Menu, is, like the Eames device, a wall-mounted, horizontal unit with round — Continue reading